15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands Itinerary

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De Koog, Texel
— 2 nights
Bus to Texel, Ferry to Enkhuizen, Train to Haarlem
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
The Hague
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


De Koog, Texel — 2 nights

De Koog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. On the 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers, look for all kinds of wild species at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, then browse for treasures at Boeken aan de Dijk, and finally examine the collection at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Texel and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read De Koog online trip itinerary planner.

Kingston, Canada to De Koog is an approximately 108-hour travel. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Haarlem.
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Haarlem — 2 nights

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and then stroll through Zandvoort aan Zee. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland and then stop by Kaashuis Tromp.

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Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and train from De Koog to Haarlem takes 19.5 hours. October in Haarlem sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Zwolle.
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Zwolle — 2 nights

Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal and then stop by Waanders In De Broeren. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

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You can drive from Haarlem to Zwolle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Zwolle sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to The Hague.
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The Hague — 2 nights

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Hoek van Holland beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Passage, and then hunt for treasures at Haagse Markt. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, delve into the lush surroundings at Haagse Bos, then explore the activities along Rijn (Rhine), and finally hike along Landgoed Clingendael.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the The Hague travel planner.

Getting from Zwolle to The Hague by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in The Hague, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Delft.
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Delft — 2 nights

Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
On the 24th (Sun), make a trip to Markt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basiliek H.H. Agatha en Barbara, then browse the different shops at Passage, and finally relax in the rural setting at De Mekkerstee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, learn the secrets of production at PAAUW the delft blue factory, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, and finally look for gifts at 't Kaaswinkeltje.

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Delft is just a short distance from The Hague. In October, daily temperatures in Delft can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Head to De 9 Straatjes and Abraham Kef'sfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anne Frank House and The Jordaan. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, make a trip to Leidseplein, look for gifts at The American Book Center, and hunt for treasures at Bloemenmarkt.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Delft to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.